Beyond the Headlines: Oct. 24-30

  • OPEC hosts oil committee MPs
  • Missan drills new wells
  • UN envoy visits volatile Kirkuk
  • Dhi Qar oil fire extinguished
Beyond the Headlines: Oct. 24-30
Iraqi firefighters arrive at the scene of a fire at a gas compression facility at Rumaila oil field in Basra Province on Sept. 20, 2011. The country's oil sector has been plagued by a series of accidents and mishaps in the past two months. Most recently, on Oct. 28, arsonists set fire to pools of oil that had spilled from a pipeline in Dhi Qar province. (ATEF HASSAN/Reuters)

OPEC hosts oil committee MPsBAGHDAD — Members of Parliament's oil and energy committee traveled to Vienna for a workshop hosted by OPEC.“This is the first exercise of its type of a constructive cooperation between a major international organization like OPEC and a specialized policymaker committee of legislators in Iraq as a member and founder of OPEC," said Adnan Janabi, the chairman of the Parliament committee, in a statement released by the Iraqi Energy Institute (IEI), which co-h...

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